BALTIMORE BLANKS CLEVELAND AT HOME 32-0
Baltimore, MD-The Baltimore Lightning showed that their first win over the Cleveland Rams was no fluke.
The Lightning put on a dominating show, scoring on offense and something they’ve grown accustomed to; scoring on defense.
On this day, the Lightning defense was led by veteran ANTOWAN BELL. The 6’5” 280 pound defensive end was seemingly unblockable with 4 sacks and 8 solo tackles.
The Bolts defense started the scoring with a scoop and score fumble recovery by DELONTAI “BUNCHY”BRUTON for a 30 yard touchdown. 6-0 Lightning
The defense wasn’t done. In the rarest of positions to get a pick 6, 6’3” 397 pound defensive tackle STEVE ALFORD showed why he’s one of the most agile big men in the game. Alford caught an interception and took it to the house for 40 yards with a caravan of Lightning players. 12-0 Lightning
“Seeing Steve get that interception was good and bad. Great because he’s the athlete we know he is and the world is just finding out. But bad because I know he’s going to ask us to play offense now.” -Will Hanna, GM/Head Coach of the Lightning.
The Lightning would get hot right before halftime. Quarterback, “BUCK” CHANEY would throw a 50-yard dime for a touchdown to a streaking DAQUAN “STAR” MINTS. One of two touchdowns for the budding young receiver. 18-0
Running back RASHAD DENDY added his second touchdown of the season in the third quarter to put more distance between the team. 24-0 Lightning.
In the 4th quarter, Quarterback TERRON PAGE would throw a 40-yard bomb to Mints who would snatch the ball from over a Rams defender and at 5’6” the speedy receiver showed why he plays bigger than he looks. 32-0 Lightning
“Hats off to both of our coordinators today. Our DC Rob Jackson and OC Barry Johnson has our team clicking right now and we’re gaining confidence a d playing good team football. This was a good team win,” adds Hanna.
The Lightning are now 4-0 with a 2-game lead in the GDFL’s Eastern Xtreme North Division. The Bolts can clinch the division with wins over Columbus and Erie in the next two weeks.
“Our goal is to get to Vegas one win at at a time.”